The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has approved the accreditation requests of nineteen (19) institutions comprising engineering programmes.
COREN President, Engr Kashim Ali made this known while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the Third Quarter Council Meeting for 2018 held same day at the council’s headquarters in Abuja.
According to the breakdown, 13 programmes of 2 universities visited were reviewed; while 5 of them had full accreditation, the 8 others had interim.
Of the 6 polytechnics visited, 16 programmes were reviewed, while 25 programmes of 3 foreign universities, namely Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus; University of Kyrenia; and European University of Lefke got accreditation, 22, full and 3, interim accreditation.
Engr Ali who also used the moment to reiterate the commitment of the present COREN administration to internationalise Nigerian engineering qualifications said as a result of that COREN had acquired membership of some frontline international organisations and Nigerian engineers can now practise in 48 member economies of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP), including Australia, Malaysia, Pakistan, China among others.
“We have also applied to be member of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) by being signatory to the Washington Accord,” he said.